Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy

14-Day Tour from Rome to Palermo

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2016 Vacation Details
Please note the below vacation overview, map, day-by-day itinerary, highlights, meals, accommodation information and optional excursions are from 2016 and are subject to change. 2017 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this awaits you on this fabulous vacation through Sicily and Southern Italy. If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you. You’ll visit Matera, where you’ll visit one of the Sassi Houses—prehistoric cave dwellings built into the rock—thought to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. You’ll also visit Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, known for its blue skies and rich heritage. Visit the ancient Greek Amphitheater in Taormina, built in the 3rd century BC; the ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years in Agrigento; and the 12th-century Norman Cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights.

History buffs will also enjoy Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago! This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Of course, you’ll also visit some of the ancient structures in Rome, such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum. In Naples, you’ll visit Reggia di Capodimonte, a grand Bourbon palace that houses the National Museum of Capodimonte. This is just another out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus.

For those desiring amazing scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. You’ll visit Sorrento and Capri—both offering breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, shop at the boutiques, and dine at the fabulous restaurants visited by celebrities.

History, amazing scenery, tasty cuisine, and so much more are waiting for you on this Italy tour. So pack your bag and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,389 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April through December 2017

Grand Western Canada Vacation Tour

13-Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

2017 Vacations Now Available – Book Early & Save!
We took 10% off so you can take off too! Book this vacation and lock in a price for a 2017 North America vacation. You can save 10% when you book and deposit by September 13, 2016. Please note that 2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

2016 Vacation Details
Please note the below vacation overview, map, day-by-day itinerary, highlights, meals, accommodation information and optional excursions are from 2016 and are subject to change. 2017 vacation details and information will be available in the Fall.

On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and British Columbia’s wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Admire the beauty of Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Travel to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake and one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies, for a cruise to Spirit Island. Be sure to have your camera ready, so you can capture photos of the beautiful lake and towering peaks. Witness panoramic views of Banff from the Banff gondola, and in British Columbia, enjoy a visit to spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in the province.

In addition to taking you to some of Western Canada’s most scenic spots, on this Canadian Rockies tour Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you. On Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of impressive floral displays, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. In British Columbia’s wine region, Globus has included a tour and dinner at a winery producing some of British Columbia’s best wines.

This is just a sampling of the highlights offered on this Canadian Rockies tour. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil beauty and fun experiences on this marvelous vacation.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,362 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September 2017

Legacy of St. Patrick – Faith-Based Travel Tour

10-Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin

On this faith-based tour through Ireland, visit some of the historic sites important in the life of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. You’ll overnight in Dublin, Belfast, Claremorris, Galway, and Limerick. Along the way, you’ll visit some of Ireland’s most scenic sites and historic treasures, all while accompanied by fellow believers desiring an inspirational vacation.

Reaffirm your faith when you visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, founded in 1191 and serving as Ireland’s national cathedral since 1870. Learn more about St. Patrick and the introduction of Christianity in Ireland at the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick. Stop in Armagh, Ireland’s Ecclesiastical capital, where it is said that St. Patrick established his primary church. Visit Knock, a major pilgrimage site since 1879 when 15 townspeople saw apparitions that included the Virgin Mary. Here, visit Knock Shrine and the Church of the Apparition and Basilica. In 441 AD, St. Patrick fasted on the summit of Croagh Patrick—the holiest mountain in Ireland—for 40 days. You’ll visit the Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre at the foot of this scenic mountain.

On this faith-based, Ireland tour, you’ll also visit some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery. Gaze out at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Also visit Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with columns of basalt caused by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Take a ferry to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, with their steep rugged cliffs. Here, visit Dun Aengus, one of Europe’s most dramatic prehistoric stone forts. Finally, visit Glendalough, a glacial valley with two lakes that is known for its medieval monastic settlement.

These are just some of the many highlights of this Ireland tour featuring the legacy of St. Patrick. It’s an inspirational vacation you can believe in!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,289 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May through September 2017

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Tour

Feel the thunder of pre-historic beasts as they rumble by during this fall tradition in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

Ever since park rangers started rounding up some 1,200 head of buffalo each fall for the annual branding, sorting and vaccinating, visitors have been fascinated by this Old West tradition. Thrill to the wonder of these pre-historic beasts rumbling by a designated – and safe – viewing area to the corrals.

Highlights include :

  • Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Historic Deadwood
  • Kevin Costner’s Tatanka
  • Badlands National Park
  • Wall Drug
  • 1880 Train Ride
  • Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival

Tour Pricing starts at $1,055 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 28, 2016

A Taste of Vermont Tour

Scenic Roadways lead to Creative Food Alongside Passionate Artists & Farmers.

Explore cultural heritage topped with a taste of Vermont… Scenic roadways lead to local cuisine from artisan chefs, creative food companies and passionate farmers all thriving alongside artists who are proud to share their arts and crafts. Vermont’s landscape is dotted with farms and points of cultural interest. Discover Vermont’s heritage around every turn, from agriculture and history, to a thriving food and arts scene.

Highlights include :

  • The Essex Hotel
  • Morse Maple Farm
  • Montpelier
  • Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Chef Demo Dinner
  • Birds of Vermont Museum
  • Lunch cruise on Lake Champlain
  • Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery
  • The Stone Revival
  • The Calvin Coolidge State Site
  • Echo Lake Inn
  • The Billings farm and Museum
  • The Little Grand Canyon
  • The Toy Train Museum
  • UVM Horse Farm
  • Lunch and Tour of the Waybury Inn (home of the Bob Newhart Show)
  • Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,368 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October 15, 2016

Southern California with Death Valley & Joshua Tree National Parks with Extended Stay in Las Vegas

12-Day Tour from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Vibrant cities, unique experiences, and striking landscapes…all of this and more await you on this Southern California tour—with 2-night stays in Long Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Death Valley National Park, as well as three nights in Las Vegas.

Tour highlights include time in three unique settings: Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Joshua Tree National Park contains two deserts and two large ecosystems. Here, enjoy a jeep tour to learn about the area’s geology, fascinating plants and animals, and rich history. Ash Meadows National Refuge is the largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert and home to nearly 30 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anyplace else on earth. Here, stroll the boardwalks and learn about this unique area.

Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on earth. Visit its Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. Globus has also arranged a special experience here…a stargazing program with a local expert. Due to its remote location with limited city lights, Death Valley National Park offers one of the best places to view the stars.

On this Southern California tour, you’ll also experience vibrant cities. From Long Beach, visit beautiful Catalina Island. In San Diego, your sightseeing features Cabrillo National Monument, with one of the world’s best harbor views, and lunch at the impressive Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego’s legendary seaside resort—another special experience offered by Globus. Your time in Palm Springs includes an aerial tram ride on the world’s largest rotating tramcar. In Las Vegas, your 1-day Power Pass gives you admission to many of the city’s top attractions.

From its lively cities to its fascinating scenery, this Southern California vacation offers all of this and more.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $3,229 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October through December 2016

Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies

9-Day Tour from Calgary to Calgary

This Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. In Canada, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with rugged mountains and beautiful water. Visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele; Kootenay National Park; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, another UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps.

Also in Canada, stay two nights in both Banff and Jasper National Parks. In Banff, enjoy a ride on the Banff gondola up Sulphur Mountain and leisure time to explore on your own. As you head to Jasper National Park, stop for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer at the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. In Jasper National Park, journey to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, and take a cruise to Spirit Island. Also visit gorgeous Lake Louise, another highlight of your vacation.

In Montana, visit stunning Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard the famous, vintage red “Jammer” bus. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of North America’s most spectacular drives. It crosses 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass and offers alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. A breathtaking experience indeed!

On this Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In Glacier National Park, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of huckleberry pie or ice cream. Or how about entertainment by a local cowboy poet in Calgary? The region’s Western heritage will come alive through the cowboy poet’s stories and songs.

From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this vacation is sure to delight!

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,480 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September 13th, 2016

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica With Guanacaste

11-Day Tour from San José to Guanacaste

Grab your camera and swimsuit, and get ready for a wonderful vacation to Costa Rica! Witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this thrilling adventure. Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife—including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures.

Another tour highlight is the Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Relax as you soak in the ecothermal hot springs and perhaps watch the lava flow down the volcano—a spectacular sight! In Monteverde, visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzal, monkeys, ocelots, and many species of birds—not to mention the large diversity of plant species. Even more amazing scenery awaits you in Guanacaste, where you’ll have three nights to partake in the many activities, including rainforest canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, snorkeling, watching breathtaking sunsets, hiking, or just relaxing on the beach.

On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll also have a chance to visit local farms to learn about the local culture and industries. It’s a trip of a lifetime—a trip filled with wildlife, scenic waterways, tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, and knowledgeable guides to help you learn about Costa Rica.

 

Tour Pricing starts at $2,459 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: September through December 2016